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Huawei appoints first ever chief security officer in the GCC

Huawei appoints first ever chief security officer in the GCC

Aloysius Cheang takes up role as CSO for Huawei UAE

Huawei has appointed Aloysius Cheang as its first-ever chief security officer (CSO) for the UAE.

The creation of the CSO role in the country will help address customers’ governance, risk and compliance requirements as well as privacy and security concerns, the company said.

Cheang has two decades of international experience in cybersecurity. He currently serves on the board of directors for the US-based International Information System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)2, a global IT security organisation specialising in training and professional certifications for cybersecurity professionals. He is also a Board Director for a UK-based cyber think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies.

Cheang’s most recent role was as co-founder and managing director for Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, in which he oversaw CSA’s expansion outside the USA. Before his stint with the CSA, he was worldwide head of security with Vodafone Global Enterprise and a Security and Forensic Practice Leader in Singapore with PwC.

Cheang is active in international standardisation efforts having been the lead editor for standards such as ISO 27032.

He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore. He has CISSP and CISA professional certifications and is a Microsoft MVP Hall of Fame recipient.

“Cybersecurity has a critical role in safeguarding connected societies, to create a secure and trustworthy intelligent ecosystem that can rely 100 per cent on the capabilities of artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, and many other cutting-edge technologies. As CSO of Huawei in the UAE, I aim to help build a digitally secure future for the country in partnership with our customers in the public and private sector,” Cheang said.

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